The Volkswagen Brand belongs to the Volkswagen Group. The Volkswagen Group with its headquarters in Wolfsburg is one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. In 2011, the Group increased the number of vehicles delivered to customers to 8.265 million (2010: 7.203 million), corresponding to a 12.3 percent share of the world passenger car market. The Group is made up of ten brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN. Each brand has its own character and operates as an independent entity on the market. The product spectrum extends from low-consumption small cars to luxury class vehicles. In the commercial vehicle sector, the product offering ranges from pick-ups to buses and heavy trucks. The Group operates 94 production plants in 18 European countries and further eight countries in the Americas, Asia and Africa. Each working day, 501,956 employees worldwide produce some 34,500 vehicles, are involved in vehicle-related services or work in the other fields of business. The Volkswagen Group sells its vehicles in 153 countries. It is the goal of the Group to offer attractive, safe and environmentally sound vehicles which are competitive on an increasingly tough market and which set world standards in their respective classes. www.volkswagen.com
With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, personal systems, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP delivers solutions for customers’ most complex challenges in every region of the world. For the Cape-to-Cape world record tour 2014, HP unites the race team and the global audience by intelligently presenting exciting information from a myriad of car-, environmental and social media data during the race. The used HP devices, mobile App, Software and secure Cloud efficiently and reliably support the team in achieving the world record. More information is available at www.hp.com/go/hpc2c
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world’s first commercially available “conflict-free” microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com, and about Intel’s conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.
Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs around 69,000 people and manufactures its products at 50 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products that set the technology and performance standards for the industry. Visit us at www.goodyear.eu and www.goodyear.com.
Glysantin® – Der Schutz-Garant: The products in the Glysantin® range reliably protect engines all year round from corrosion, overheating and frost, even under extreme climatic conditions. BASF first patented Glysantin® in 1929, and the coolants from Ludwigshafen have been very popular with motorists ever since. The proprietary products have the most OEM approvals from the large motor manufacturers. BASF works in cooperation with the leading automobile suppliers worldwide to ensure that the Glysantin® range always fulfils the latest demands. The high-performance engine coolants from BASF are suitable for use in all motor vehicles. More Information: www.glysantin.com
With sensors, amplifiers and matching measurement software, the HBM brand enjoys a worldwide reputation for reliable and precise results you can trust. The Volkswagen Touareg competing in the Cape-to-Cape world record tour 2015 has been fitted with test and measurement equipment from HBM: Strain gauges installed on the car's axles and wheels continuously acquire the loads acting on these components. The ultra-rugged SomatXR data recorder from HBM withstands strong vibrations and extreme temperature variations and reliably records and stores these data. In addition to the strain gauge signals, SomatXR also acquires parameters such as temperature and acceleration in the Cape-to-Cape car. www.hbm.com/cape2cape
3M has been a global supplier of innovative, value-added solutions to the automotive industry for over 95 years. Hundreds of 3M products are used in the manufacture of vehicles, ranging from consumable products in assembly plant operations, to those engineered into body, exterior, interior, powertrain and chassis components. 3M also provides many of the same innovative products used by automotive OEMs to new vehicle dealerships and the aftermarket. www.3m.com
BORBET is one of the world´s leading manufacturers of light alloy wheels. The German company with its head office in Hallenberg-Hesborn benefits from the years of trust placed in it as a reliable OEM partner by the international automotive industry. BORBET also has a name in the specialised trade as being a popular brand for discerning car drivers. As a specialist for the highest quality, attractive designs and innovative production techniques, BORBET is able to supple a wide range of products in various sizes and finishing processes. The growing success of the BORBET GROUP is down to its ca. 4,000 employees at eight different sites around the globe. More information is available here: www.borbet.de
Employing over 6,000 members of staff, IAV is one of the world’s leading providers of engineering services to the automotive industry. The company has been developing innovative concepts and technologies for future vehicles for more than 30 years. Core competencies include production-ready solutions in all fields of electronics, powertrain and vehicle development. Clients include all of the world's premier automobile manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to development centers in Berlin, Gifhorn and Chemnitz/Stollberg, IAV also operates from other locations in Germany, Europe, Asia as well as North and South America. www.iav.com
Exide Technologies, with operations in more than 80 countries and a net sales of $3 billion, is one of the world's largest producers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries. The Company's global business groups provide a comprehensive range of stored electrical energy products and services for Industrial and Transportation applications. Exide Transportation is globally one of the major lead acid battery suppliers to the Automotive and Truck Industry. We provide innovative products for all applications, including today's and tomorrows Microhybrid vehicles. www.exide.com
Inmarsat has been at the forefront of mobile satellite services for over 31 years. We are recognised leaders in our field and we continue to introduce new technologies that redefine the standard for our industry. Our current fleet of 11-satellites already provides seamless mobile voice and data communications around the world, enabling users to make phone calls or connect to the internet - whenever and wherever they need - on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat's award-winning Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) service, for example, makes it possible for TV broadcasters to beam live breaking news from remote locations into millions of homes. And in future, when you make a mobile phone call or send a text message from an aircraft, it's likely to be routed via the Inmarsat satellites to the ground. www.inmarsat.com
HELLA is a global, family-owned company, listed on the stock exchange, with more than 30,000 employees at 100 locations in more than 35 countries. The HELLA Group develops and manufactures lighting technology and electronic components and systems for the automotive industry and also has one of the largest retail organizations for automotive parts, accessories, diagnostics, and services within Europe. Complete vehicle modules, air-conditioning systems, and vehicle electrical systems are also produced in joint venture companies. With more than 6,000 people working in research and development, HELLA is one of the most important innovation drivers on the market. In addition, with preliminary sales of approx. 5.8 billion euros in fiscal year 2014/2015, the HELLA Group is one of the top 40 automotive parts suppliers in the world and one of the 100 largest German industrial companies. www.hella.com